08 mac mini running slow.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by azdunerat, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. azdunerat macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Well all I was doing was running iMovie while transcoding a file to iDVD, I only had three firefox windows open and listening to my iTunes library. It started getting a little sluggish, so much for macs just work.

    Ok that was really sarcasm, that was the first time my mini has seemed to finally be pushed to its limits. I put together an hour long movie for my little girls first birthday and was putting into iDVD, I did have a bunch of open windows and the machine started to get a bit sluggish. Overall I still give it an A PLUS because I was told by a lot of people it would be underpowered for what I wanted and it handled it like a champ. The encoding took just over an hour but I had alot of audio pictures and video to put together.

    After the party I had people asking how much it cost to have the DVD done by a professional and I was thrilled, it turned out perfect. When everyone left I went up and hugged my little mac and told it I loved it.

    Have you hugged your mac today?
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    Yeah Mac's can handle a lot. I cant help but give a lot of credit to OS X, its definitely a rock solid OS.
  3. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    I hug it everyday, silly.

    Some ram might help with your sluggish multitasking though. How much is in the poor mini?
  4. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    I don't think I will bring myself to do that, sorry. How much RAM is currently in it? Cause with my 1GB of RAM, Adium & 8+ Firefox tabs is enough to make Firefox crash.

    But I just placed an order for 2x2GB sticks.
  5. azdunerat thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    I have it maxed with 4 gigs but it will only use the 3 and change. I wasnt dissapointed at all, I figured with everything going on it would slow down a lot and it was hardly noticeable.

    I just read a lot of posts from people who say the mini is so far under spec'ed and not really up to what todays users want that I would let people know that I was pretty brutal on the system and all it did was slow down a bit.
  6. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    If I hugged my mini, all the cables in the back would yank out, so I just gently pet it instead. I save the hugging for my PowerBook :)

    Given enough RAM, it's quite impressive what OS X can eek out of a system.

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